Phillies vs. Dodgers - 8/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (60-46) at Philadelphia Phillies (42-65)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Z Greinke (10-2) (1.41) vs. D Buchanan (2-5) (6.44)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +220 / Los Angeles Dodgers -239 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNLA, CSPh
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies play a rubber game Thursday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Dodgers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Dodgers have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Howie Kendrick leads LA with 116 hits and 45 RBI while Adrian Gonzalez and Jimmy Rollins have combined for 95 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers have split their last 10 road games. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he’s 10-2 with a 1.41 ERA and 128 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 5-1 with a 2.03 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Phillies have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Phillies have won 11 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 100 hits and 29 RBI while Ryan Howard and Cesar Hernandez have combined for 84 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have won five of their last seven home games. David Buchanan takes the hill, and he’s 2-5 with a 6.44 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Buchanan’s second career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 13-3 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series and 51-25 in Greinkes last 76 starts. The Phillies are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 5-16 in Buchanans last 21 starts. The Dodgers are 4-0 in Greinkes last 4 starts vs. Phillies.
While the Phillies are still hot, they're still the Phillies. Greinke is also a pitcher who hasn't allowed more than two runs in each of his last 10 starts and has struck out 22 batters in his last three outings. This could get ugly.